The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has asked Ghanaians to rally behind his candidature to fight corruption.
Delivering an address at the UPSA in Accra on Wednesday 7th February 2024, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia revealed that he has personal integrity making him incorruptible and Ghana’s best bet in the fight against corruption.
The NPP has come under criticism for performing poorly in the fight against corruption.
Dr Bawumia called on the electorate to trust him to work hard and selflessly for the country and minimize corruption related activities in the Ghana.
“If it is someone with personal integrity who is not corrupt and can be trusted to fight corruption, then your choice, clearly, is Dr. Bawumia.”
“And, if the person you have in mind is someone you can trust to work hard and tirelessly and selflessly for Ghana, it is Dr. Bawumia.”
“If you are looking for the man who is more committed to protecting and using our natural resources for the benefit of Ghanaians, It is Dr. Bawumia,” he underscored.
The flagbearer also revealed that one of the most potent weapons against corruption is transparency adding that many corrupt activities are cash-based, he said.
“Apart from the obvious economic benefits of moving in the direction of a cashless society, the literature does indicate that the more electronic payments are used in transactions as opposed to cash, the more there is traceability and therefore the less the corruption.”
“I would like to bring Ghana close to a cashless economy in the shortest possible time. So far the Bank of Ghana, has made a lot of progress in this direction by putting in place a lot of the systems and infrastructure required. These include mobile money interoperability, merchant interoperability, Universal QRCode payment system, Gh-Link, debit cards, Ezwich, and GhanaPay. We have put in place the necessary infrastructure for Ghana to go cashless,” he added.
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